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Sandra Bullock fans hail Netflixs Bird Box the best horror of the year with viewers left terrified

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Sandy slays her role in Bird Box, according to fans (Picture: Merrick Morton/Netflix)

If youre looking for a good scare this Christmas, Netflixs new horror movie Bird Box might be the one for you.

Released to Netflix earlier today, the new thriller boasts a star-studded cast featuring Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson and Trevante Rhodes.

Its an adaptation of Eric Heisseners novel of the same name and is set in a post-apocalyptic future where residents must keep their eyes blindfolded to avoid a force that makes them go to extreme things such as taking their own lives.

While the premise of Bird Box has been compared to the critically-acclaimed A Quiet Place starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, Netflix viewers think Susanne Biers movie holds enough substance to stand out on its own.

Fans have taken to Twitter in their droves to praise the casts performance, in particular Sandra who plays the lead role of Malorie.

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Gotta love Sandy.

Among the most intense reactions:

#BirdBox is FUCKING amazing. Yes i did stay up till 5:30am watching it. No i dont regret it.

— vee (@verxnika_) December 21, 2018

#BirdBox was a rollercoaster from start to finish. Great film though. Interesting concept

— katie (@SgtPepper_x) December 21, 2018

Just watched #BirdBox on @NetflixUK.
Don't let the easy Quiet Place comparisons sway your judgement. Go in as "blind" as possible and you'll find a great thriller with a fantastic cast.
2018 has been a great year for horror. pic.twitter.com/LCTmd3hKjp

— Dallas King (@ChampCelluloid) December 21, 2018

#BirdBox is bloody brilliant! Congratulations @JoshMalerman and everyone involved in making this movie. I was sceptical the brilliance of the book could be captured on film but boy was I wrong. Best film I've seen this year. pic.twitter.com/BPKf0w4aIK

— Kendall 'Ho-Ho-Horror' Reviews (@gjkendall) December 21, 2018

Straight up – #BirdBox is not only the best #horror #film I've seen this year – it's one of the best films I've seen this year period. I've no clue why critics are slamming it – don't listen. Treat yourself. Trust me. #Netflix #NetflixBirdBox #SandraBullock #Gems

🎅🏽𝔇𝔞𝔯𝔠𝔶 𝔉𝔞𝔯𝔯𝔬𝔴☃ (@MsDarcyFarrow) December 21, 2018

Best apocalyptic horror-thriller movie so far, so goood & emotional👏👏👏
Couldn't take my eyes away while watching it, such an eye opening movie👀👍👍👍👍👍#BirdBox pic.twitter.com/f3qtKLbCCK

— 뷔Ka츄 (@vkachutwt) December 20, 2018

It wasnt the easiest film to shoot with Sandra, 54, revealing how she and the cast learnt how to walk around blindfolded.

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During her recent appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Sandra said: Someone came in and gave us within three months a way to navigate our senses.

Once we dont have sight you realise you can hear solid objects. You can sense that theres a wall.

Bird Box also stars rapper Machine Gun Kelly who is making quite the name for himself in Hollywood.

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Opening up about: I play a pill popper named Felix whos out for a “delivery” when the epidemic breaks out. Wild fact about the house we shot in is that Charles Manson used to stay there right before he committed his murders.

The director [Susanne Bier] made us all — [Sandra Bullock] included — sit in one room together all day until it was time to shoot. It really made us go a little crazy and bonded us at the same time, which is what happens in the film.

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